There are different ways victims may be injured on an ATV, and there are different legal options for them to consider depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident and if a negligent party was liable. ATV use is becoming increasingly popular, and Virginia is no exception with many residents who love to enjoy the mountains and other aspects of the outdoors on both 4 wheelers and 3 wheelers. ATV use, however, can be dangerous.
ATVs have the ability to obtain high speeds but do not have common safety features of other types of vehicles riders may be commonly familiar with. ATV accidents can result in serious and catastrophic injuries that may last for a lifetime and leave the victim with sometimes staggering physical, financial and emotional damages. Victims may find themselves buried in medical expenses and may be unable to work as a result of an ATV accident.
ATV accidents can result from negligence or from a defective or dangerous product. ATV accidents and injuries can result from rollovers, improper handling of the ATV, collisions with trees or other objects, vehicles or ATVs, negligent operation; alcohol-related accidents or products liability concerns such as a defective ATV or inadequate safety mechanisms. Personal injury legal protections for the recovery of damages and products liability protections for victims of a dangerous or defective product, such as an ATV, are available to victims harmed in an ATV accident.
ATV accidents can result in catastrophic injuries such as brain and spinal cord injuries, which is why it is important for victims to be familiar with the different legal protections available to help them with the recovery of damages. Legal options are available to aid victims with the recovery of damages for the physical, financial and emotional harm they have suffered in an ATV accident.